As much about attitude as it is about technique, Dad's Own Cookbook takes fear out of the kitchen and replaces it with a reassuring camaraderie. Bob Sloan is a self-taught professional chef who knows how to teach the basics in jargon-free language, from how to hold a knife to why heat a pan before sauteeing to what parts of a chicken to buy. There are tips on shopping, storage, preparation, timing; primers on meat, fish, cheese, grilling, and wine; plus dozens of feature boxes.
Chicken Breast Piccata. Asparagus and Orange Vinaigrette. Baked Mackerel with Sundried Tomatoes and Herbs, Dad's Official Meatloaf, Mexican Chicken Stew, and Apple Brown Betty. Not only does Dad's Own Cookbook solve the problem of how to cook, but it deliciously solves the problem of what to cook.